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Polycentricity in the European Union

Polycentricity in the European Union

  • Author: Josephine van Zeben,Ana Bobić
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108530419
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Supranational governance is being challenged by politicians and citizens around the EU as over-centralized and undemocratic. This book is premised on the idea that polycentric governance, developed by Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, is a fruitful place to start for addressing this challenge. Assessing the presence of, and potential for, polycentric governance within the EU means approaching established principles and practices from a new perspective. While the debate on these issues is rich, longstanding and interdisciplinary, it has proven difficult to sidestep the 'renationalisation/federalisation' dichotomy. The aim of this volume is not to reject the EU's institutional structure but provide a different benchmark for the assessment of its functioning. Polycentric theory highlights the importance of multilevel horizontal relationships within the EU - between states, but also between many sub-state actors, all the way down to individuals. This helps us answer the question: how do we achieve self-governance in an interdependent world?

The Multi-level and Polycentric European Union

The Multi-level and Polycentric European Union

Legal and Political Studies

  • Author: Robert Grzeszczak
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 364390181X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 174
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This volume offers a broad conceptual spectrum on the political and legal system of the European Union. The heuristic of multi-level governance relates to the multiple actors, the interconnectedness between levels of decision-making, and the interpenetration of institutions and actors. Additionally, legal sciences stress numerous legal centers, which, on the one hand, espouse independent legal orders, while communicating with each other through legislative acts, executive decisions, and court decrees on the other. The fusion of the legal and political aspects of the EU provides an opportunity to view the sui generis system of the EU in a broader perspective, which promises to overcome reductionist approaches, both in legal and political sciences. (Series: Region - Nation - Europe / Region - Nation - Europa -- Vol. 69)

Rethinking Europe

Rethinking Europe

Social Theory and the Implications of Europeanization

  • Author: Gerard Delanty,Chris Rumford
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134277938
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society in order to understand Europeanization. This book advances the case that Europeanization should be theorized in terms of: globalization major social transformations that are not exclusively spear-headed by the EU the wider context of the transformation of modernity. This fascinating book broadens the terms of the debate on Europeanization, conventionally limited to the supersession of the nation-state by a supra-national authority and the changes within member states consequent upon EU membership. Demonstrating the relevance of social theory to contemporary issues and with a focus on European transformation rather than simplistic notions of Europe-building, this truly multidisciplinary volume will appeal to readers from a range of social science disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science and European studies.

World Cities and Urban Form

World Cities and Urban Form

Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable?

  • Author: Mike Jenks,Daniel Kozak,Pattaranan Takkanon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317796845
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 374
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This book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and flagship design can propel cities into world class status, and also improve sustainability. The contributors explore the tension between polycentric and potentially sustainable development, and urban fragmentation in a physical context, but also in a wider cultural, social and economic context.

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Canada's Provinces in International Perspective

  • Author: Gregory P. Marchildon,Livio Di Matteo
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442609788
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 479
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Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

For a Polycentric Europe

For a Polycentric Europe

How to Save Innovation from Neoliberism

  • Author: Vittorio Capecchi
  • Publisher: editpress
  • ISBN: 8889726148
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 221
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Public Communication in the European Union

Public Communication in the European Union

History, Perspectives and Challenges

  • Author: Chiara Valentini,Giorgia Nesti
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443818771
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 440
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This book is a collection of essays that analyse and discuss EU information and communication policies and activities towards, with, by different publics developed both by the EU institutions at the European, national and local levels and by public organizations and civil society actors. Throughout six thematic parts, the authors examine from different theoretical perspectives (political communication, journalism, public relations and public diplomacy, political science, and cultural studies) and reflect on what it means for the European Union to communicate in multi-national and multi-cultural settings. The originality and strength of this book stand on the capacity to discuss EU communication policies, strategies and actions in their diverse features and, at the same time, to have a clear general picture of the role and function that communication has within the European Union’s governance. The combination of different theoretical frameworks with the latest empirical research findings makes this book a fresh and fascinated collection of insights of what the European Union can achieve with strategic communications.

The Allocation of Regulatory Competence in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

The Allocation of Regulatory Competence in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

  • Author: Josephine van Zeben
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107042267
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 280
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Analysis of the law and politics of regulatory competence allocation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.

ESDP, European spatial development perspective

ESDP, European spatial development perspective

towards balanced and sustainable development of the territory of the European Union

  • Author: European Commission
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Regional planning
  • Page: 82
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Governing Climate Change

Governing Climate Change

Polycentricity in Action?

  • Author: Andrew Jordan,Dave Huitema,Harro van Asselt,Johanna Forster
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108418120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 440
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World's foremost experts explain how polycentric thinking can enhance societal attempts to govern climate change, for researchers, practitioners, advanced students. This title is also available as Open Access.